August 9th, 2010
12:38 PM ET
13 years ago

Waters hit with three counts by House ethics panel

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Rep. Maxine Waters has been charged with three counts of House ethics violations."](CNN) - The House ethics committee released a report Monday detailing three counts against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.

The reports details alleged violations of House rules tied to the 10-term congresswoman's attempt to seek federal assistance for a bank with financial ties to her husband.

The committee rejected Water's request for the charges to be dismissed.

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soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Chris (Sacramento CA)

    Well what a surprise another liberal democrat faces ethics charges. I thought the Democrats were going to be ethical. Bring on November and some serious changes to our congress.

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. jim

    Just like Charlie Rangel I hope Maxine Waters ethics are not swept under the rug by dems trying to protect their own.These Congressmen and Congresswomen need to pay the price for what they do and more than a slap on the wrist.

    August 9, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. gt

    the chickens are coming home to roost....she always been a crook...

    August 9, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. Tinkers Dam

    Typical Dem. Next subject please.

    August 9, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  5. Gene Hubbard

    Are there any honest people in our government?

    August 9, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. Bill

    This is what happens when you have an avowed socialist in a position of importance. The rules apply to all except a party member. After all if your position in the government can't help your personal wealth then what good is it?

    August 9, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. IggyDad

    Please leave. Now. We don't need your weight on the Democratic Party. There are too many important things to do. GOP/Fox loves this stuff, though they are similarly muddy. But there should be zero tolerance, irrespective of party. So bye bye.

    August 9, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Kate

    Will this trash never go away?

    August 9, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. TwM

    Impeach Her and Rangel

    August 9, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  10. What Now ?

    Awfully quiet when it relates to a democrat no ?

    August 9, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  11. publius enigma

    Does she get a trial before she is hanged?

    August 9, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Anth

    "10-term" .. this is exactly why we need term limits in any government office position, no matter how small .. people get the illusion of unlimited power.

    August 9, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. Tom

    So, the leading hate monger in the U.S. Congress might actually be called to account? I'll believe it when I see it.

    August 9, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  14. foxglove

    I am a Democrat but that not important. Get rid of all the crooks in the Congress and Senate. That applies to the Republicans also.

    August 9, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  15. RB from Seattle

    Now watch all of the far left folks yell racism. Sad.

    August 9, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. Brian

    This is a problem within our governmental process and unfortunately our elected officials use their influence to garner favor for family and friends and that is not right.

    Our elected officials forget why they are there; they allow the power to influence them in ways that are not ethical or moral in some circumstances/situations.

    Their focus should be the following:

    1. We work for the people.
    2. We are paid by tax revenues, which come from the people and corporations.
    3. Every attempt to lock down the best value for the best price should be considered, as you work for the people and it is the people's money you are spending.

    If you forget those three things, you should resign your position realizing that you have lost your way and forgot why you came into service.

    It is time, regardless of party, that our representatives begin to understand they work for us collectively, not some special interest and surely not their own interest.

    If you are getting into government for your own interest, then you are getting into it for all the wrong reasons.

    August 9, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. Duane St.Petersburg Florida

    she should blame Bush....that's all there is left to do right Obama?

    August 9, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  18. david

    Look at Rangel and my case.........leeches!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. nini

    We deserve better people, is this the best we can do for representation.

    August 9, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Independent

    Rather than dismiss the charges, let's dismiss Waters and also dismiss Rangel, Geithmer, and Emmanuel while we are cleaning house of the rodents

    August 9, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  21. Marie MD

    As son as the ethics commiittee goes after ensign and wilson and the rest of the rethugs who have done worse or just as bad I'll start reading the story about rangel and waters.
    i believe that having a mistress is not as bad (he is a rethug after all) as your daddy and mommy paying her husband hush money.

    August 9, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. stevegee

    Hear that? The Democrat swamp is starting to be drained. Just wait till November ... We The People are going to pull the plug!

    Vote American, vote Republican.

    August 9, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  23. Loyal Dem

    Dems need to kill these charges and sweep them under the rug before the mid terms so we do not get hurt at the polls - we need to protect the good duys like Waters, Rangel, Geithner, and Ram Emmanuel ....

    August 9, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  24. ConstitutionalPatriot

    You are going down Waters! Someone deport this marxist nutjob lunatic please! This woman is an example of everything that is wrong with our once great nation, irrational ideology pursued by people like her turning this country into a living hell for the working class! I loved it when she slipped up in congress and called herself a socialist! Its on youtube so check it out haha!

    August 9, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  25. DAS

    Time to wave goodbye, Maxie

    August 9, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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